Inspiring Collaboration | Promoting Philanthropy | Building Community

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Sustaining Nonprofits

We are the trusted resource for local nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat Counties, providing tools and training to increase their effectiveness and sustainability and helping them amplify their impact.

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Impactful Grantmaking

Our trusted partnerships with donors and nonprofits and our expertise in effective philanthropy enable us to grant year-round, to pivot during a crisis or a unique opportunity, and to direct funds where needed most.

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Meaningful Philanthropy

We are passionate about connecting donors with giving opportunities aligned with their unique passions and vision. We help create personalized plans for philanthropy with the goal of building a culture of engaged giving.

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Building Community

Making an impact is only possible when you intimately understand the community. We engage with organizations across the region, listen to community concerns, and provide resources and expertise.

OUR MISSION

Leading transformational change throughout the Yampa Valley by engaging donors in purposeful philanthropy, empowering local nonprofit organizations, inspiring impactful grantmaking, and collaborating to build vibrant communities.

OUR VISION

A thriving and connected Yampa Valley where there are opportunities and resources for all. 

OUR VALUES

Leadership

We are trusted leaders tackling challenging community issues.

Collaboration

We work with diverse partners to leverage resources and achieve common goals.

Stewardship

We transparently and efficiently manage the resources with which we are entrusted.

Innovation

We embrace innovative thinking that sparks solutions leading to lasting change.

Accountability

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and honor our commitments.

Heritage

We recognize and celebrate the history of the Yampa Valley.

Every day we meet with partners, new and longstanding, to pass on our passion to build a better Yampa Valley. If you have a passion, we can help you find the best way to pass it on.

Latest News

WZ Giving Circle Funds Over $100,000

The WZ Giving Circle gathered in October 2022 for its third and final meeting of the year. At the meeting, eight nonprofit organizations presented thirteen proposals for funding consideration. The WZ Giving Circle funded all 13 requests, totaling over $46,000 in...

October 2022 Matching Challenge to benefit The Cycle Effect

The Cycle Effect earned a permanent spot in Routt County after running a successful six-week pilot program in the summer of 2021. The program works to provide young women equal opportunity and access to the sport of mountain biking. They aim to serve 70% of...

2022 Community Grant Awards

In partnership with the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, community donors, and Donor Advised Fund advisors, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation has awarded $531,913 to 74 nonprofit organizations in its 2022 Community Grant Cycle. The Community Grant Cycle is...